Long Beach: Tony Raiola.
Staplebound. 8 1/4" X 11 1/2". Unpaginated. Mild wear to pictorial paper wraps with rubbing and toning to covers, corners, and edges. A small spot of surface paper loss to front cover. Faint dust-spotting to edges of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
The character of Charlie Chan was created by Earl Derr Biggers as a counter to the stereotype of "Yellow Peril," and as an alternative to the common practice of media to portray Asian characters as stoic, menacing villains. Chan was characterized as heroic, intelligent, handsome, and honorable, and was received well by the general public. His stories would go on to be featured in numerous movies, as well as radio and television adaptations. Good. Item #11176